Machinery off to Berbice for Phase Two road construction

B.K.International Off-loads heavy duty equipment

The “Gloria T”, at the E.C.Vieira Wharf, Plantation Houston, E.B.D. One of the many pieces of road construction equipment being offloaded

B.K.International at around 08:20 hours yesterday (24.08.2008) began offloading 47 pieces of heavy duty machinery, bought at an auction price of US$1.3M, from one of its vessels, the “Gloria T”, at the E.C.Vieira Wharf, Plantation, Houston, East Bank Demerara

The vessel manned by Guyanese Captain James Rogers, moored alongside the wharf at approximately 18:05 hours on Monday, after a return journey from Houston, Texas, United States, where it uplifted the ‘used’ equipment bought at a Ritchie Brothers auction.

BK’s Managing Director, Brian Tiwarie, who was observed spearheading the off loading exercise of the massive road-building equipment, including loaders, lube truck, hot oil tank, pavers, stripper, asphalt dump and water trucks, and Waldon broom or road sweeper, estimates the local market value of the shipment to be in the vicinity of US$10M.

He said, almost immediately some of the equipment will be sent to the Corentyne for immediate use on the 40 kilometres Phase Two rehabilitation works of the Berbice Highway leading into Moleson Creek.

BK International, in partnership with K.Nauth Consortium, is executing the works for a contract price of US$15M. A new asphalt plant which BK recently acquired from India has been sent to a location at Tarlogie, Corentyne, Berbice.

Tiwarie has expressed gratitude to the United States Government for granting visas to the US to Guyanese crew members of the “Gloria T”.